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Student Engagement

SPH Student Senate
Get involved in student government, plan social activities, network with various departments, work with faculty, demonstrate leadership skills, and develop creative solutions to new challenges. Visit the Student Senate website

SPH Mentor Program
Join the school’s Mentor Program, the largest of its kind. After matching you with a public health professional who has similar interests as you, we’ll support you throughout the year with events and newsletters. Learn more about the Mentor Program

The SPHere newsletter
The official means of communication to SPH students, faculty and staff, this enewsletter will arrive in your inbox once a week during the school year and monthly during the summer.

Student SPHere Lounge
The SPHere is the lounge for graduate School of Public Health students only. It is located on the first floor of the Mayo Memorial Building, room A150. To access it, students need to scan their ID by the main entrance of the lounge. Learn more

SPHere Locker Sign Up
Using your UMN log in and password please complete the following form to reserve your SPHere Locker. Once you have submitted the form, the Office of Admissions and Student Resources will assign you a locker number which will be emailed to your U of MN email account.

Career Services
SPH Career Services is here to help students and alumni embark on meaningful careers. With the increasing demand for qualified public health professionals, the school aims to provide a variety of fellowship, internship and job opportunities to students.

Career Survey
There are several reasons to complete our career survey before commencement:

  • Students appreciate having data on employment trends, career tracks, and salary ranges.
  • Employment statistics enable us to report on alumni employment for accreditation.
  • Employment data improves our career services program and helps us meet the needs of our students and alumni.

Community-University Engagement Tool Kit

In 2009, focus groups were conducted with students in School of Public Health nutrition, maternal and child health, and community health education departments. Students were asked to talk about their field experiences and describe what community-university engagement meant to them.

Upon completion of focus groups, interviews were conducted with SPH faculty and community partners. These interviewees discussed their experiences collaborating with the school, in addition to the barriers and rewards in engaging in such activities.

The uncovered themes of these focus group and interviews helped determine the direction of the objectives, resources and overall content featured in the Community-University Engagement Tool Kit.
View and/or download the tool kit

Stay Connected After Graduation

Alumni Society
Join the SPH Alumni Society to keep in touch with the school and broader public health community with ongoing events and volunteer opportunities.

Student News

U Honors SPH Students’ Interdisciplinary Work

The University of Minnesota awarded three School of Public Health doctoral students with its Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2015-16 school year. The award honors doctoral students doing interdisciplinary research and…

SPH Students Win-Place at the 2015 UMN Global Health Case Competition

Congratulations to School of Public Health student Nils Johnson and his fellow members of Team 6 for their win at the second annual UMN Global Health Case Competition on January…

Students and Alumni Invited to Annual Networking Event

“Pamoja in a Winter Wonderland” will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. All alumni and current students are invited to this annual socializing and networking event hosted by…

A ride to remember

In the summer of 2014, SPH student Michelle Gin led a group of doctors, medical students and other health professionals on a two-week, 800km bicycle journey across Kazakhstan. Participants…

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